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 On this day July 3-9, 2022 (week 27) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day July 3-9, 2022 (week 27)

July 3, 2022 - July 9, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Hollywood star Tom Cruise, the US Military Academy at West Point, tennis star Martina Hingis, the U.S. dollar, the seven wonders of the world, the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama and the post-World War II wedding of Britain’s then Princess Elizabeth.

July 3, 1962: Hollywood star Tom Cruise was born. His latest movie, the sequel to Top Gun, took over $100m in its opening weekend at the box office in May. He turns 60 today

July 4, 1802: The United States Military Academy opened at West Point, New York. Originally built as a fort, it sits on strategic high ground overlooking the Hudson River

July 5, 1997: Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis, 16, won the ladies’ singles championship at Wimbledon, becoming the youngest player to claim the title since 1887

July 6, 1785: The dollar was unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States. It was not until 1794 that the first dollars appeared in circulation

July 7,2007: Over 100 million people voted to name the new seven wonders of the world. Among the winners was the ancient city of Petra, in present-day Jordan (above)

July 8, 1497: Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama left Lisbon for a voyage on which he discovered the Cape route to India. He was the first European to reach India by sea

July 9, 1947: Britain’s Princess Elizabeth became engaged to Lt. Philip Mountbatten. The government said it would allow extra ration coupons for her wedding gown

PUBLISHED: 22/06/2022; DESIGN: Phil Bainbridge; PICTURE RESEARCH: Julie Mullins; EVENT SELECTION: Fiona Roberts and Susan Shepherd; PROOFING: Julie Mullins; TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION: Fiona Roberts;; STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press